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Introduction to Student Visas and Compliance

1 March 2016 -  Birmingham

This event will provide you with an overview of the UK policy and regulatory environment for international education that you will need to understand if you are preparing for your first interactions with the UK student visa system. 

The Home office will give an introduction to the policies and procedures which relate to recruiting international students. Experienced compliance professionals will share their experiences of embedding a compliance culture in an educational institution and how each of their roles contribute to effective compliance. A leading specialist in UK immigration law will provide practical information to help institutions obtain and maintain a sponsor licence.

This session considers:

  • How Study UK and AoC support members with student visa policy and compliance.
  • The different policy and regulatory considerations of recruiting EU and non-EU students
  • The appropriate UK visa routes for students on short-term and longer programmes of study
  • Assessing the fees status of EU students and understanding eligibility for financial support
  • The embedding of a culture of compliance and effective risk management and its wider impact on an educational institution
  • The responsibilities associated with holding a Tier 4 licence
  • The key decision of whether or not to sponsor an international student

Confirmed Speakers
Nichola Carter, Principal Solicitor of Carter Thomas Solicitors
Joy Elliott-Bowman, Policy & Public Affairs Manager, Study UK
John Mountford, International Director of AoC
Bethan Ovens, International Student Immigration Service Manager, London School of Economics and Political Science
Julie Senior, Senior Operations Manager, UK Visas & Immigration of the Home Office
Peter Skillen, Immigration Compliance Manager of INTO University Partnerships
Graeme Slater, Admissions Manager, UCFB

Programme and format
This event will consist of a combination of speaker-led and workshop sessions. For the final programme please click here.

This session is suitable for:
College managers, principals and other staff looking to understand more about the UK policy and regulatory environment for international education. 

When and where
Tuesday 1 March, The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP
Registration: 9:30 | Start time: 10:00 | End time: 16:00

Booking information
This is a free event. (Please note that the booking site will request a payment of £0.01, please select invoice as the method of payment. This is a function of the way the booking site is constructed, and you will not be charged).

Click here to book online via www.studyuktraining.com or contact the events team:
T: 020 7608 7090 | F: 020 7608 7961 | E: events@study-uk.org